Knoxville Chamber executive Doug Lawyer is in Kitakyushu, Japan this week to market Innovation Valley and seek out business opportunities for Knoxville area companies.
So far, he’s been briefed on Kitakyushu’s solar R&D efforts and met with the city’s industrial development team.
Lawyer, the chamber’s vice president of economic development, is blogging about what he sees and hears.
Developing business connections between companies in Knoxville and Kitakyushu, Japan will be the focus of a meeting Thursday at the Knoxville Chamber.
A business delegation from Kitakyushu will be in town to meet with local businesses and government officials to talk about trade opportunities.
Any chamber member can attend, but the focus of the meeting will be on environmental- and energy-related business.